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  1. Allow debugging of C++ Lambda expressions

    The usefulness of Lambdas in Visual Studio 2013 is severely limited by the fact that the debugger doesn't seem to understand how to debug them. You can't examine variables inside the lambda..

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      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • spell checker

      I have a great idea implement a spell/suggestion checker for all text that go on the UIs be it forms/web pages all UIs ,,,, many times when creating UIs developers tend to forget to check spelling errors

      12 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Export to Excel from Team Web Access for TFS 2012

        Bring back functionality to allow a user to export to excel / open a query in Excel from TFS 2012

        131 votes
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          8 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Viewport3D support in XAML with Windows 8.1 Metro app

          There is no XAML support for 3D in windows Metro app. That would be very good if the XAML supporting Viewport3D or 3D elements for Metro app.

          12 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            We are entirely microsoft shop for our development projects including TFS, VS, Servers and OS. We are having issue with Test cases export from MTM 2012 or Web interface to Excel (which works fine if excel can format Steps HTML into decent looking excel.

            I think it is extremely important feature to have in TFS / MTM.

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Create a "Test Extractor" type of tool for VS2012.

              As of now, one cannot export test cases (with steps) from MTM or VSTS. This is a serious limitation.

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Simplify the closing of multiple documents

                On the documents tab control.

                When multiple tabs/documents are open, it is possible to pull down a context menu, which lists all open documents, by clicking the down arrow on the far right of the tab control. This menu could be improved upon by adding a “Close button” next to each document in the menu to simplify the closing of documents.

                43 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add start url history

                  My project uses host names to control configuration so I need to use the start url to test different host names. The issue I change this several times a day but the input area doesn't have a history of recent entries. It would be helpful to me if it kept the last 10, 20, etc start URLs int he project user file so I would no longer need to maintain a text file to copy & paste from.

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                    0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add SFTP/SCP as a publish method for web projects

                    SFTP/SCP is not available as a publish method for web projects. This means that you have to publish to a local directory and then copy the files to the remote server via an external SFTP/SCP tool if you server or hosting provider uses that protocol, which is cumbersome.

                    It would be more convenient to have the option built-in, since a lot of system admins are moving to SFTP/SCP for security purposes.

                    66 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • the VS2010 IDE UI style should Open

                      the VS2010 IDE UI style should Openfor our developers just like VS2008,and Microsoft should Support developers .Net UI,so we can make a Application like VS2010's Style!!!!

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow visibility of Test Plan results summary from the Test page in TFS

                        Test Manager has a nice results report showing a top level view of a test plan. When accessing test results in TFS, only the status of each test suite is available.
                        An overall report is available from the portal site but its not that easy to use - and non technical members of the team just want to easily see the overall picture. Ideally it would be great to have the report available on the project overview page in TFS.

                        16 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Ability to add a suite of testcases to a PBI

                          When you have a suite of test cases you have to add it 1 test case at a time to a PBI/Bug. you cannot add a suite in one click

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Error List column resize to push columns right

                            Every time I have to resize a column I have to shrink five columns to fit it in.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • A project where 2 people can on the same time can work

                              A project where 2 people on the same time can work like google drive, if a the 1st person types "if" the other person see it when he types it and can edit it, so if the 1st types the code for button1 then can the 2snd code button2 and while the 1st one is typing, the second one see each letter he is typing in the same project. It's like a server, so like google drive if you do that with 2.

                              13 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • SSIS and versions of VS

                                Newer versions of VS should have support for SSIS with backwards compatible for older versions of SQL. I should not have to have 3 versions of VS running on my PC just so I can maintain various SSIS projects. SSIS solutions should be handled like solutions with different .net. You should be able to open any SSIS solution and go to project properties and specify the SQL version the packages are compatible for. It should be as simple as changing a web applications .net version.

                                2 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Create a link to parent WI when resolving a WI as a dupe

                                  When resolving a work item as a duplicate of another the user is forced to enter the "parent" WI id. This should create a parent/child link between the two.

                                  Not having this allows work items to slip through the cracks when the "parent" item is regressed and no link to the child is found.

                                  Apparently this is possible in the API, so I don't see why it's not built into the templates for resolving work items as dups.

                                  http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/shair/2010/02/27/tfs-api-part-22-create-link-between-work-item-parent-child-etc/

                                  6 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    The out of the box templates don’t have a “duplicate Id” on the work items. The work item is customized by your organization.

                                    However, having a real triage experience is on our backlog, and that would address your suggestion.

                                    Ewald Hofman
                                    TFS Program Manager

                                  • Iso_Object_Image_Platform

                                    simple it doesn't run on your on-line visual studio

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                                      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Code Contracts: make it a real product fully integrated in VS

                                      Make it a finished product, please. Not a Beta anymore.

                                      - Better performance and more checks for the static analyzer.
                                      - Non-beta runtime checks.

                                      This is an excellent idea with a good implementation given the limited resources it's had assigned. More and more people are using it hoping that it will become mainstream and officially supported some time soon, but that happy moment doesn't arrive.

                                      Make it real for all of us!

                                      14 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Expan on WIX projects

                                        Look, I'm over the whole setup & deployment deployment project, but really think that the ISLE is such a bad replacement.

                                        Is it possible to may expand on say the WIX toolset, Perhaps make a nice simple wizard interface? It's one thing to build a nice simple windows app that takes me 2-3hrs, but then I'm spending the same amount of time typing out XML to build the msi for it.

                                        16 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Systematic Approach to MS SQL Server Database Recovery Process

                                          The DBA Needs to follow different approach to manage secure and protect their SQL Server database. The generalization of the whole process is elaborated to Check, Repair and Restore the MS SQL data.

                                          Database Integrity check: The MS SQL Server’s stored procedure “DatabaseIntegrityCheck” should be performed on regular interval of time to check database corruption issues. To check the database integrity of all users, executive the following code:

                                          EXECUTE dbo.DatabaseIntegrityCheck
                                          @Databases = 'USER_DATABASES',
                                          @CheckCommands = 'CHECKDB'

                                          Backup Planning: Use DatabaseBackup stored procedure for the purpose of backing up your database securely to the desired location. The following method will create…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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